Private Guided 5-Hour Hiking Tour to the Burfellsgja Crater in Reykjavik

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Reykjavík, Iceland
5 hours
Apr. - Aug.
Minimum age


Embark on a private hiking tour of Iceland's geological marvels and witness the awe-inspiring Burfellsgja Crater on the outskirts of Reykjavik. Those looking to explore the depths of the crater and discover the secrets of Iceland's intriguing geological features should book this tour now and prepare for an unforgettable adventure.

The participants of the private hiking tour will be picked up from their chosen location. The tour will start with a visit to Hamarinn, a beautiful hill located in Hafnarfjordur, which is a town on the outskirts of Reykjavik.

Hamarinn is a protected nature site and a popular sightseeing spot, offering stunning views of the town and the surrounding natural area. It is a perfect spot for travelers to take some beautiful pictures to bring back home.

According to legends, the cliff is an ancient kingdom of the elves where the Royal Family of the Hidden Folk resides.

The tour will then continue to Burfellsgja canyon, which was formed by a single volcanic eruption that occurred just over eight thousand years ago. The eruption gave birth to Mt. Burfell and the connected lava channel, both a part of the Krysuvik volcanic system.

The hike to Burfellsgja takes a little over an hour to complete, and it's relatively easy during the summer. The hiking trail follows well-defined paths, but in some areas, the terrain can be rocky, and there are gravel slopes on Mt. Burfell, so trekking poles might come in handy.

After completing the hike, participants will get a chance to relax and do some gentle yoga stretches while enjoying the stunning views of the Heidmork forest. This area was declared a conservation area in 1950 after a reforestation project was initiated in 1949. Today, it covers an area of approximately 3,000 hectares and is more popular than some of the most famous places in Iceland. It is also the location of Reykjavik's water reservoirs.

After the hiking tour, you will have an opportunity to relax and swim in one of the city's public pools before being dropped off at their designated stops. Finally, you will be transported to their chosen drop-off location.

Explore Iceland’s majestic natural wonder, a testament to the country’s unique geological formation that reflects Iceland's rugged and mystical beauty, in a private guided hiking tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Hiking boots
Trekking poles

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